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02/27/18

Photos: Holy Cross Student Entrepreneurs Compete for Funding in Annual ‘Shark Tank’ Competition

Over $13,500 in prizes awarded to six lucky winners

It was a funding frenzy last Thursday as the College of the Holy Cross hosted its sixth annual “Shark Tank” competition, based on the popular television show. Held by the Ciocca Office of Entrepreneurial Studies, students with innovative ideas for …

02/26/18

Student-Curated Exhibition Explores Mass Media, Propaganda and the Reformation

Marking the 500th year anniversary, three students showcase how the Reformation — and the invention of the printing press — gave birth to mass media as we know it

Last semester, three students assumed the role of museum curator, scanning book after book for images, visiting exhibits and contacting museums all across the world for content. The topic of their intense research was the Reformation and the result was …

02/23/18

Where is Amazon’s Marketplace Dominance Headed? Holy Cross Professor Opines

TheStreet

Amazon’s 20-year run as a public company has defied all odds and expectations, and it continues to do so today, from purchasing Whole Foods Market to partnering with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan to explore ways to lower healthcare costs. But …

02/22/18

Holy Cross Alumna Finds Harmony Between Career in Law and Passion for Opera

Grand Rapids Magazine

Madelaine Lane, College of the Holy Cross graduate of 2004 and current partner at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, has found a way to pursue a career in law while still performing her passion: opera. Lane found her love for …

02/21/18

Holy Cross Among Top Undergraduate Fulbright Producers

The Chronicle of Higher Education

College of the Holy Cross is once again a top producer of Fulbright students, according to a recent report compiled by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Though Holy Cross may be small, it packs a punch: 14 students have been …

02/20/18

Holy Cross Ranked Fourth Best Catholic College in U.S. by Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) reports that the College of the Holy Cross is one of the nation’s top Catholic colleges, ranking it fourth in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. The WSJ/THE College Rankings constitute a comparative …

02/19/18

Holy Cross Professor Calls for Research-Based Arguments in Medical Aid-In-Dying Debate

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

In a commentary for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette‘s Faculty Forum, Holy Cross sociology and anthropology associate professor Ara Francis says that claims in the medical aid-in-dying debate should be made based on research. “The Massachusetts End of Life Options Act …

02/19/18

Silkroad Ensemble Residency at Holy Cross Featured in the Telegram & Gazette

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Silkroad Ensemble’s three-year residency at the College of the Holy Cross was recently featured in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, which reported on the innovative learning opportunities provided by the Grammy Award-winning Ensemble’s residency at the College. According to the Telegram, …

02/15/18

College of the Holy Cross Ranks Fourth in the United States in Alumni Participation in Giving

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

  The College of the Holy Cross has been ranked fourth in the United States in alumni participation in giving, according to a recent analysis in The Chronicle of Philanthropy based on an annual survey by the Council for Aid …

02/13/18

Boston Globe Features $3 Million Gift for J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World

Boston Globe

College of the Holy Cross alumnus J.D.”Dave” Power III ’53, was recently featured in the Boston Globe, where he discusses his transformative $3 million gift to support the College’s experiential learning program, now called the J.D. Power Center for Liberal …

02/12/18

Holy Cross Professor is Keeping Tabs on Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster

Popular Science

  Elon Musk made headlines last week when his company SpaceX launched an electric sports car into space, and not any car, but his own personal Tesla Roadster, through what appears to have been a seamless first-ever launch of the …

02/09/18

Holy Cross Professor on Why State School Rankings Are ‘Virtually Worthless,’ Reform Needed

CommonWealth Magazine

Choosing a school for your child can be a daunting task, and state-issued rankings are not making this choice easier. In an article published by CommonWealth Magazine, Holy Cross assistant education professor and director of research for the Massachusetts Consortium for …

02/09/18

Holy Cross Professor of English Critiques ‘Broems’ for BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed News

According to BuzzFeed News, a “broem” is a new form of inspirational business wisdom that has become quite popular on LinkedIn. “It’s typically an anecdote about unusual career choices, overcoming a business obstacle, or generally #CrushingIt,” Buzzfeed News reporter Katie …

02/07/18

Holy Cross History Professor Featured in PBS Documentary

PBS

The question of whether the United States has entered a second Gilded Age has been top of mind recently given the issue of growing income inequality, with The Economist asking “If data is the new oil, is Jeff Bezos the …

02/07/18

Craft Beer vs. Big Beer? Holy Cross Sociology Professors Study the Movement

The Conversation

America’s passion for craft beer is growing at a rapid pace and large-scale beer powerhouses are now finding themselves strategizing new ways to neutralize the competition. In a piece for The Conversation, College of the Holy Cross assistant professors of …

02/03/18

Board of Trustees Reaffirms Holy Cross Will Continue to Be Known as Crusaders

The College of the Holy Cross will continue to be known as the Crusaders, the Board of Trustees decided Saturday following months of discussion and discernment. In an email to the college community of students, alumni, faculty and staff members, …

02/02/18

Holy Cross Ranked Among Best Value Colleges in the U.S. by Princeton Review and Kiplinger

The Princeton Review | Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

The College of the Holy Cross is one of the nation’s best value colleges according to The Princeton Review and Kiplinger Personal Finance. The Princeton Review featured the College as one of 200 schools in its new book, “Colleges That …

02/02/18

Award-Winning Author and Holy Cross Professor Named Contributing Columnist by The Boston Globe

Boston Globe

The Boston Globe named Leila Phillip, professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, a contributing columnist for the Opinion section. Philip, who has been contributing stories to the Globe since August 2016, is expected to write an …

02/02/18

Holy Cross Alumnus Anthony Fauci ’62 Leads the Research for a Universal Flu Vaccine

The New York Times | National Geographic | CNBC | Washington Post | CBS News

Influenza season is well underway, and we all know what that means: time to get vaccinated if you haven’t done so already. Dr. Anthony Fauci ’62, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Holy Cross alumnus …

02/01/18

Non-Profit Founded by Holy Cross Alumna Prepares Young Leaders for a Year of Service

The Boston Globe

Project 351, a youth service non-profit, celebrated its eight annual Launch Day on Sunday, January 28th. Launch Day honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and kicks off a year’s term of service, leadership development, and civic engagement …